Command Line Options

Spyder’s command line options include the following:

-h, --help Show this help message and exit
--new-instance Run a new Spyder instance, even if single instance mode is enabled
--defaults Reset Spyder settings file to the defaults
--reset Remove all configuration files and reset to defaults!
--optimize Optimize Spyder bytecode (may require administrative privileges)
 Set the default working directory
--hide-console Hide parent console window (Windows)
--show-console (Deprecated) Does nothing, now the default behavior
--multithread Execute the Internal Console in separate thread from the application
--profile Profile mode (internal test, not related to Python profiling)
 String to show in the window title, to identify the Spyder instance
 Path that contains an Spyder project to open on startup